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Sterling K. Brown Makes Black History At Golden Globes
Sterling K. Brown is a G. Capital. Last night at the 2018 Golden Globes the generationally talented “This Is Us” actor became the very first Black person to win an award for lead actor in a television drama according to ABCNews.
During his acceptance speech, Brown quipped that he had “never been the first brother to do anything”. Adding that in high school he was the fourth African-American student council president and the second melanated J.V. basketball captain.
“To finally be the first of something is really interesting because I never considered myself to be a trailblazer,” he said. “I just try to stand in my truth all the time and if I come from a place of truth, that’s all I can do. I can’t worry about trying to be Jackie Robinson or anything else, but I’m honored.”
Brown also gave the white man, “This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, an “attaboy” for writing a role specifically for a Black actor.
“Throughout the majority of my career, I’ve benefited from colorblind casting, which means, ‘Hey, let’s throw a brother in there.’ That’s always really cool. But Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man that can only be played by a black man,”
That last bit leads to this conversation…
Congratulations! We’re sure Sterling will be collecting scores of other accolades for the remainder of his career. We hope. Now discuss.